ROLU Furniture Launch Party at DWR

Image courtesy of ROLU

Mies Van Der Rohe once said, “less is more.”  This phase is definitely applicable to ROLU design and art studio’s new furniture line.  The simplistic forms made from exterior grade plywood and OSB particle board give the pieces a raw, unadorned appearance.  The line is inspired by 70’s DIY books and Enzo Mari’s 1974 book “Autoprogettazione.” The italian word autoprogettazione literally translates from auto = self and progettazione = design.  Mari’s idea is to individually execute a project, in this instance, furniture building, to gain personal understanding about the project using simple techniques.

While the furniture has origins in craft roots, ROLU studio is also inspired by minimalist forms.  See the entire line of furniture for yourself at ROLU’s Minneapolis launch at Design Within Reach this Thursday, September 30th from 5-8pm. Refreshments provided by Original Sin Premium Hard Cider will be served. RSVP to

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Floor Sample Sale at DWR

Have you always wanted the sexy Eames La Chaise shown above?  Well you can get it and many other items at a discounted rate at the floor sample sale going on at Minneapolis’ Design Within Reach.  The uptown store has this beauty, in addition to many other items (including the Eames Molded Plastic chair, Frank Llyod Wright sofa to name a few) on discount.  If you want to learn what other items made it the floor sample sale, visit the store, or give them a call at 612-827-0990

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Herman Miller Event

If you have been contemplating purchasing a new Eames Lounge Chair to kick your feet up on, or a new Aeron or Embody chair to take to work, now is the time to do it!  Starting June 4th-June 14th, Herman Miller is having their biannual event where product prices drop by 15%.  Click on this link to find the nearest Herman Miller retailer near you.

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